Coaching Services for Writers


Devon O’Brien is an award-winning writer. Her passion is to assist you with your writing. 

Devon can help you…

  • discover what it is you want to say;
  • write it in a clear, compelling way; and
  • express yourself in a manner that is true to you.

Devon supports writers of every type, stripe and feather—novelists, memoirists, poets, playwrights, pilot writers, bloggers, and students—in any type of writing, whether they are assigned or independent projects.

Learn about her 5 Nights, 5 Tarts Writing Workshops HERE.

Focus on High School Seniors

One of Devon’s particular specialities is essay assistance—the art of the college essay. She helps students conceive, compose, craft and complete the Personal Statement on the Common Application for college. 

Working with Devon takes the stress out of the college essay process and helps place your application in the Yes pile. She works with students in person or electronically, via FaceTime or Skype. In the Los Angeles area alone, she has worked with seniors at numerous schools, including:

  • Campbell Hall
  • Crossroads
  • Episcopal School–LA
  • Hamilton
  • Immaculate Heart
  • Marlborough
  • New Roads
  • Oakwood
  • Pilgrim
  • Ramon C. Cortines
  • Westridge
  • Archer

In addition, she has worked with students at schools all around the country, such as Deerfield Academy, Miss Porter’s and St. George’s.

Success Stories

Students with whom she has worked have been accepted at Amherst, Bard, Bennington, Berkeley, Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, Hampshire, Oberlin, Oregon, Hampshire, Redlands, Reed, Sarah Lawrence, Smith College, University of the South, UCLA, USC, Smith, Syracuse, Vassar and Wesleyan, among others.